The medical use of CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, has been caught in a legal quagmire for decades because of its relation to marijuana. But ongoing research is slowly unveiling the therapeutic effects of CBD, which is quite different from the compound THC (the psychoactive component in cannabis). From relieving pain and inflammation to reducing depression and anxiety, CBD is increasingly finding its way into medical treatment protocols.
Here at McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh offers CBD oils to his patients in The Woodlands, Texas, to help to boost overall health and wellness. Derived from hemp, the CBD oils that we offer, called Ultra Cell®, can help boost your immune system for healthier living.
Here’s a look at how our all-natural CBD oils may provide anti-aging benefits.
Believe it or not, your body naturally produces its own cannabidiols, which are regulated through your endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of receptors in your brain, your nervous system, and in your immune system. Your ECS affects important functions in your body, such as sleep patterns, cognitive abilities, and inflammatory responses, but sometimes your body’s production of its own cannabidiols are insufficient. This can happen on the heels of the natural aging process or disease, leaving your natural supply depleted.
By introducing CBD through the Ultra Cell oils or creams, we’re able to signal your body to produce more cannabidiols to promote better homeostasis or balance, in your body.
As new research comes online and people flock to CBD to cure everything from epilepsy to chronic pain, we conducted a bit of our own research and found that not all CBD oils are created equal. To start, anything that comes in an oil form isn’t absorbed terribly well in your body, which means that you can introduce CBD into your body, but you may be absorbing only 6% or less.
The reason we chose Ultra Cell is that these oils have a much higher absorption rate — about 85-90%. The Ultra Cell technology relies on two delivery systems, liposomes, and micelles, that work together to encourage absorption through both time release and rapid onset for maximum bioavailability.
In addition to its superior absorption rate, Ultra Cell contains more than 400 naturally occurring compounds in the full spectrum hemp oil, including flavonoids, terpenes, vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals, all of which support great health. This means that you benefit from the full power of the hemp plant in its purest form.
The reason we offer Ultra Cell CBD oil is that we feel that anti-aging and good health aren’t just skin deep. For example, by encouraging healthier immune system function, CBD oils allow your body to spend less time in a state of beleaguered repair and more time in a state of homeostasis.
As well, by tackling poor sleep patterns, depression, and anxiety, Ultra Cell CBD oils help you sleep better and feel more relaxed, and there are few anti-aging weapons better than feeling well-rested and at ease with the world.
We offer two different forms of Ultra Cell: sublingual drops and a topical cream. With the sublingual method, you simply place a few drops under your tongue each day. The cream combines the full spectrum CBD hemp oil with a proprietary blend of essential oils to soothe aches and pains, and moisturize your skin.
If you’d like to explore how our Ultra Cell CBD oils can help you, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool on this website to set up an appointment.